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Reducing cost of producing supercapacitors


Using inexpensive biochar to coat electrodes and a new method to create the porous surface needed to capture electricity may reduce the cost of supercapacitors. Activating the biochar using plasma processing takes only five minutes with no external...
17-Aug-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Individualizing Weight Management Program May Increase Success Rate


Adapting a weight management program to the client’s personality may help improve success rates. This is one of the preliminary findings of a research study to identify factors that help and hinder clients enrolled in the Profile by Sanford weight...
4-Aug-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Resistant Starch May Benefit People with Metabolic Syndrome


The secret ingredient is in the flour, but its impact lies within the gut. Adding resistant starch to the diets of people with metabolic syndrome can improve bacteria in the gut, according to research from South Dakota State University. These...
30-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Predicting Loaf Volume Without Baking the Bread


When it comes to baking bread, the bigger the loaf, the better. But to determine the baking performance of wheat flour, food scientists had to bake a loaf of bread. That may not be necessary, thanks to a new mathematical model that uses specific...
17-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Swine Researcher to Share Expertise on Colibacillosis


“It’s the diarrhea that can kill you,” noted professor emeritus David Francis, an expert on colibacillosis, an intestinal disease that affects newborn and weanling pigs. The toxin-producing E. Coli bacterium that causes the swine disease is...
2-Jun-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Timing, Resistant Varieties Help Decrease Wheat Virus


Strategically timed planting and using resistant wheat varieties help decrease virus incidence, according to virologist Marie Langham. The South Dakota State University plant science professor has been working on wheat viruses for more than 25...
1-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Press Freedoms in Turkey Crumble, Germany Adds Fuel to the Fire


Turkish tactics to limit freedom of speech and press have reached new heights, says Ankara native Evren Celik Wiltse. Not only has President Recep Tayyip Erdogan intimidated and jailed journalists in his own country, but his efforts have gone...
22-Apr-2016 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Developing Probiotic Mixes to Treat Intestinal Infections


Antibiotics that fight infection can adversely affect the digestive tract and give destructive bacteria a chance to flourish, said assistant professor of veterinary and biomedical sciences Joy Scaria. His research seeks to identify probiotic mixes...
11-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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New Approach May Improve Health of Native American Families


Setting and achieving goals related to income and education may improve the overall health of Native Americans--that’s the premise behind a new research project, We RISE—raising income, supporting education—targeting young mothers on the...
29-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT

Reconnecting Stream Habitat


Jumping up a 2-foot waterfall is an impossible task for small fish like minnows and shiners. Such an obstacle can inhibit their ability to feed and spawn upstream. But state and federal wildlife agencies may soon be able to install fish ladders on...
24-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT

Protecting Soybean Roots


Soybean roots are under attack from two culprits, a parasitic round worm called the soybean cyst nematode, feeds on the roots, and a fungal disease called sudden death syndrome, which inhibits root growth. Soybean fields affected by both feel the...
12-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT

Learning to Live with Fire, Necessity for Forest Communities

11-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT

Mother Nature Overshadows Impact of Anglers


When it comes to reducing the number of walleye, anglers take a back seat to Mother Nature. That’s the one of the insights on harvest dynamics emerging from a research project to assess movement, mortality and the impact of anglers on walleye...
1-May-2016 12:05 PM EDT

Exercise to Keep MS Patients Active, Therapy May Help, Too

Resistance, stability and flexibility training can improve balance and other functional movements for people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis—and behavior therapy may further improve their quality of life. That’s the premise of a study that...
27-Apr-2016 1:00 PM EDT

Germany Adds Fuel to Turkey’s Assault on Freedom of Speech, Press


22-Apr-2016 6:05 PM EDT

Going Tobacco-Free, Tall Order for Health-Care Facilities


Health-care facilities being tobacco-free seems like a natural fit, but enforcing a tobacco-free policy that prohibits all people from using tobacco in buildings and on campus grounds it owns and leases can be a tall order. A state-wide survey...
15-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT

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